The Fundraising Pyramid

Fundraising is terrible. I know. You don’t want to do it. Chances are you’re reading this as a distraction for call time right now! If so, read to the end and then get back to work!

Winning Your Election the Wellstone Way has a few tips and tricks for making this, the hardest part of a campaign, just a bit easier. My favorite of these is the fundraising pyramid.

The fundraising pyramid

The fundraising pyramid (from Winning Your Election the Wellstone Way)

The number at the top is your goal, the levels are the dollar amounts you ask for and the numbers on the left are the amount of donors you need at that level.

This will make call time a lot more organized. You could set a daily goal of donations at a certain level and put a gold star on the pyramid for every one you get.

Yes, just like when you were potty trained. At least that stunk less than having to dial for dollars.

I like the idea of having a victory dance playlist all set on YouTube. Every time you get a donation, you get to listen to one song. Here’s one to start you off.

What are some ways you stay sane through call time?

Adding machine photo by Thomas Hawk.